Greeley Custody Lawyer
Located in Greeley, Weibel, Zacheis & Greenfield, LLC helps clients throughout northern Colorado obtain child custody orders that protect their parent-child bonds.
Caring, Compassionate Legal Counsel When You Need It Most
There are two types of custody: physical and legal. Physical custody, or parenting time, concerns how much time a child spends with each parent, while legal custody has to do with each parent’s power to make decisions regarding the child’s education, religion, and medical and extracurricular activities.
In Colorado, child custody determinations are made based on the best interests of the child. Courts consider a variety of factors when making custody decisions, including:
- Wishes of parents and children
- The child’s relationship with each parent
- The mental and physical health of all parties
- The child’s ability to adjust to home and school changes
- Ability of a parent to encourage the child’s relationship with the other parent
At Weibel, Zacheis & Greenfield, LLC, we work diligently to protect our clients’ parent-child bonds. We use every legal tool available to develop parenting plans that clearly lay out custody and visitation schedules and provide guidance regarding schedule changes.
If children were born outside of marriage, establishing paternity may be necessary before custody can be determined. Our firm helps parents legally establish paternity and protect their parental rights.
High-Conflict Child Custody Disputes
When parents cannot come to an agreement, relationships are severely strained or allegations of violence or substance abuse are present, it may be necessary to have a family investigator evaluate each parent and their interactions with their children, and recommend custody and visitation schedules.
Our attorneys have experience working with neutral third parties, such as family investigators, to help facilitate parenting time arrangements that protect both our clients’ interests and the interests of their children.
Courtroom battles often only further deteriorate parenting relationships and take an emotional toll on the entire family. We use mediation and negotiation to develop parenting plans outside the courtroom. However, if litigation is necessary to protect your rights and your children, we will go to trial.
In Colorado, child support is determined by a calculation based on each parent’s income, the number of children being supported and the number of overnights, with adjustments for child care and health insurance.
At Weibel, Zacheis & Greenfield, LLC, we help parents obtain fair child support orders and enforce their child’s right to support.